Dr. O'Brien received his doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in applied developmental psychology from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is an associate professor at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University - Tampa, where he serves as lead instructor for the child/adolescent concentration. Dr. O'Brien has been affiliated with the Psy.D. program since 2000, and teaches students from a developmental-systems perpective while integrating research, theory, and practice. Dr. O'Brien has worked in residential/inpatient, and day treatment settings, managed care offices, long-term care facilties, shelters/group homes, and substance abuse centers. He began his private practice in Tampa Bay in 1994, and focuses on the assessment and treatment of childhood diosrders, including childhood anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, and adjustment to divorced and blended famiies. He also engages in parent consultation, family therapy, and psychotherapy with adults. Dr. O'Brien lectures frequently at schools, businesses, and other community organizations. He provides training in ADHD, behavior management, parent-child communication, and other child-related issues to mental health and educational professionls on a regular basis. Additionally, Dr. O'Brien's career includes media psychology, as he has been a consultatnt on both local and national television, as well as for various radio stations in Tampa, Atlanta, and Denver. Dr. O'Brien also serves as the psychological consultant and mental health reporter for Bay News 9, Tampa Bay's 24-hour television news source.